Time for DCI to cancel season?


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I want to salute those of you who are soldering on and trying to keep this thread on-topic in the face of all the “my healthcare system is better than yours” talk. In my little corner of the world I p

I continue to believe that people are basically good. Annoying, but good.

If we are really looking at 18 months then there will be way bigger problems than a DCI season getting cancelled.    

8 minutes ago, seen-it-all said:

I hope it goes better than the last one did. And that every corps actually phones in to the meeting 😳

Given how quickly things are moving, I'd imagine everyone will want to be on this call.

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Seriously guys I have friends who work in the service sector and are not working and no income. They are very scared. One has a catering co and him and his wife had to layoff all of his staff because there is no work. He's going to Safeway today to see if they are hiring because that was in the news this morning. He'll take anything. It's serious. 

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59 minutes ago, PepsiTwist said:

There’s been a lot of talk regarding whether or not the season will or should be canceled. But what happens if a large percentage of the members themselves (or their parents) decide they (or their kids) will not participate  in drum corps this summer? A lot can change in just a couple days but what happens members decide to bail at the last minute, regardless of contracts? 

This is a key point, that may even make a 2021 season more challenging. As most of us here have all been involved in corps in one capacity or another, we all know that, even on its best day, drum corps is just barely sanitary. Really hard work in really hot conditions with reduced attention to hygiene, close quarters with recirculated bus air, dirty floor sleeping, even lack of hot water in some places. 

Depending on the frequency/severity of flare ups after the initial outbreak, some parents may not want to risk their kids participating in the future. 

This is the sort of event that makes people look at everything differently. 

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8 minutes ago, DFA1970 said:

Seriously guys I have friends who work in the service sector and are not working and no income. They are very scared. One has a catering co and him and his wife had to layoff all of his staff because there is no work. He's going to Safeway today to see if they are hiring because that was in the news this morning. He'll take anything. It's serious. 

Shutting down bars ,restaurants ,casinos,etc. statewide,like in NJ ,to "keep us safe" may sound reasonable.

Unless you're someone who works in one of those places,or owns one.

Unlike N.J.'s teachers,and government workers,these people don't have that kind of "safety net".

People in the service sector,that rely on tips,also don't get much unemployment compensation.

What's really concerning is that the shut downs are all "open ended".

It also seems like everyday the list of things being being shuttered gets longer.

 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, DFA1970 said:

Seriously guys I have friends who work in the service sector and are not working and no income. They are very scared. One has a catering co and him and his wife had to layoff all of his staff because there is no work. He's going to Safeway today to see if they are hiring because that was in the news this morning. He'll take anything. It's serious. 

yes this is going to be destructive to self employed people

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1 hour ago, Terri Schehr said:

I saw a photo of Clearwater Beach yesterday. Packed. 

That was heartbreaking. I saw a video of people just going about like it's not effecting me. I remember a great line from the musical Hamilton..."death does not discriminate". Nobody is immune to pandemic either health or economic wise. 

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14 minutes ago, keystone3ply said:

True statement.  But per Mr. Garfield, it's all "Classified" material & you'll need security clearance to be "in the know". 😙😎

Or invited.  Or a corps director or a member of DCI staff.  Or a BoD member or a corps board member.

All of whom are asked at the beginning of every meeting to maintain confidentiality and to let DCI coordinate the messaging for the whole activity.

But your mileage may vary.

 

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